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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Access to the Park can be gained through five gates in three different countries:

  • South Africa access is through the Twee Rivieren gate (immigration control gate)
  • Namibia through the Mata-Mata gate
  • Botswana through the Two Rivers, Mabuasehube and Kaa gates.

Passports are not required for entry, unless departure is planned through a different gate into another country.

Tourists are required to stay over for two nights in one or more of the overnight facilities of the Kgalagadi if the intention is to travel from one country to another.


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Flora and Fauna


Being a desert environment, the vegetation is quite minimal and dots the landscape here and there. Shrub veld is commonly seen as is thorny Kalahari dune bushveld.


Although the park is mostly desert, there are a few desert adapted animals living here. Lucky guests might spot black mane lions, gemsbok, mongoose, wild cat, warthog and all kinds of birds. The spares vegetation allows guests to see further into the distance than they would in other parks.